Childhood Obesity: A Complex Disease
Obesity is a disease that can be treated, much like asthma and other chronic conditions.
Childhood obesity often lasts into adulthood if it is not treated. It can result in other diseases such as type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and orthopedic (bone & joint) problems, to name a few. Learn more here.